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Dr Jessica Cox
Divisional Lead/Reader in English Literature

Gaskell Building 126


Jessica obtained her PhD from Swansea University in 2007 and worked as a lecturer at the University of Wales Lampeter before moving to Brunel in 2009. A senior lecturer in English, she has research interests in the cultural history of breastfeeding, Victorian popular fiction (especially sensation fiction), the Brontës, first-wave feminism, and neo-Victorianism. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and currently Programme Lead for English (undergraduate). profile

Newest selected publications

Cox, J. (2020) 'The ‘most sacred of duties’: Maternal Ideals and Discourses of Authority in Victorian Breastfeeding Advice'. Journal of Victorian Culture, 25 (2). pp. 223 - 239. ISSN: 1355-5502 Open Access Link

Journal article

Cox, J. (2019) 'Neo-Victorianism and Sensation Fiction'. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 10: 3030292894 ISSN 13: 978-3-030-29289-8


Cox, J. (2017) '"The Insane Creole": The Afterlife of Bertha Mason', in Regis, A. and Wynne, D. (eds.) Charlotte Bronte: Legacies and Afterlives. Manchester : Manchester University Press. pp. 221 - 240. ISBN 13: 978-1-7849-9246-0.

Book chapter

Cox, J. (2017) 'Canonisation, Colonisation, and the Rise of Neo-Victorianism'. English, 66 (253). pp. 101 - 123. ISSN: 0013-8215 Open Access Link

Journal article

Cox, J. (2016) ''Gothic and Victorian Supernatural Tales'', in Head, D. (ed.) The Cambridge History of the English Short Story. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. pp. 49 - 66. ISBN 13: 9781107167421.

Book chapter
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